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1 – Outbreaks Associated with Treated Recreational Water — United States, 2000–2014 – MMWR, CDC (free)

Commentaries: Hotel pools a factor in water-related illness outbreaks – CIDRAP (free) AND Crypto, Pseudomonas and Legionella responsible for most outbreaks in swimming venues – Outbreak News Today (free) AND Sparkling Pool Water May Hold Disease-Causing Parasites – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND CDC: How To Avoid Getting Sick From A Hotel Swimming Pool – Forbes (free)

 

2 – May Measurement Month 2017: an analysis of blood pressure screening results worldwide – The Lancet Global Health (free)

Commentary: One in Three Have Hypertension – AJP (free)

What do we learn from checking blood pressure in >1.2 million people of 80 countries who have not had their BP measured in a year? 34% HTN, 46% not controlled, Saturday spikes and a lot more” (via @EricTopol see Tweet)

 

3 – Perspective: Trying to Put a Value on the Doctor-Patient Relationship – The New York Times Magazine (10 articles per month are free)

“In its push for profits, the U.S. health care system has made it difficult for patients to get personal attention from doctors. But what if hands-on medicine actually saves money — and lives?”

 

4 – E-cigarettes: A win or loss for public health? – Knowable Magazine (free)

Related Perspective: The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul – The New Yorker (free)

See also: related guidelines, reports and commentaries on e-cigarettes (all free)

“Arguments over whether e-cigarettes are harmful or helpful seem gridlocked as emerging research underscores both the toxicity of vaping and its possible benefits”. (via @ghn_news see Tweet)

 

5 – Dose Increase Versus Unchanged Continuation of Antidepressants After Initial Antidepressant Treatment Failure in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Double-Blind Trials – The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Depression: boosting SSRIs doesn’t work – Univadis (free registration required)

“Meta-analysis: there is evidence from RCTs against increasing the dose of SSRIs (with the possible exception of citalopram) in adult patients with major depression and antidepressant treatment failure” (via @psychopharmacol see Tweet)

 

6 – Statement on the 1st meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in 2018 – World Health Organization (free)

Commentaries: WHO: Ebola in DRC not global emergency; ring vaccination starts in 2 days – CIDRAP (free) AND Ebola outbreak is concerning, but falls short of global emergency, WHO panel says – STAT (free)

 

7 – Effect of Use of a Bougie vs Endotracheal Tube and Stylet on First-Attempt Intubation Success Among Patients With Difficult Airways Undergoing Emergency Intubation: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: JC: Don’t blame it on the Bougie – St Emlyn’s (free) AND EM Nerd-The Peculiar Case of the Parallel Pathways – EmNerd (free) AND The humble bougie markedly boosts first-pass intubation success – Univadis (free registration required)

 

8 – Risk of suicide following an alcohol-related emergency hospital admission: An electronic cohort study of 2.8 million people – PLOS One (free)

Commentaries: Emergency hospital admissions for alcohol a red flag for suicide risk – new study – Public Health Wales (free) AND Alcohol-Related Emergency Admissions: A Marker for Suicide Risk – NEJM Journal Watch (free for a limited period)

 

9 – Report: World Health Statistics 2018: Monitoring health for the SDGs – World Health Organization (free)

Commentary: World Health Statistics: Over Half Of World’s Population Lack Essential Healthcare – WHO – Vigil 360 (free)

 

10 – Seafood Long-Chain n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association – Circulation (free PDF)

News Release: Keep saying yes to fish twice a week for heart health (free)

AHA News: Eating fish twice a week reduces heart, stroke risk (free)

Commentary: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease: A Very Fishy Story (free)

Top Ten Things to Know: Seafood Long-Chain n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease (free PDF)

 


Saving lives, spending less: a strategic response to noncommunicable diseases – World Health Organization (free PDF)

News Release: Investing in noncommunicable disease control generates major financial and health gains – World Health Organization (free)

“For every US$1 invested in each policy area, the following returns have been documented:

US$12.82 from promoting healthy diets

US$9.13 from reducing the harmful use of alcohol

US$7.43 from lower tobacco use

US$3.29 from providing drug therapy for cardiovascular disease

US$2.80 from increasing physical activity

US$2.74 from managing cancer”

 


ASCO 2018: Shortening Adjuvant Trastuzumab to 6 Months in Patients With HER2-Positive Early Breast Cancer Is Effective and Reduces Cardiac Toxicities – The ASCO Post (free)

Commentaries: Test of Herceptin Finds Briefer Treatment Can Work, With Fewer Side Effects – NPR (free) AND Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients – Associated Press (free) AND For Women With Early Breast Cancer, Herceptin Treatment Can Be Much Shorter – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

““For women with early-stage breast cancer who needed the drug Herceptin, 6 months of treatment were as good as 12, a major study found. Less risk of side effects, less cost, less time “being a patient.”” (via @NYTHealth see Tweet)

 


Global Burden of Multiple Myeloma: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 – JAMA Oncology (free)

“Global incident cases of multiple myeloma more than doubled from 1990-2016 w/incident cases increasing by 126%. The largest increase was in middle-SDI countries, particularly E. Asia with a 262% increase in incidence cases”. (via @IHME_UW see Tweet)

 


Managing epidemics: Key facts about major deadly diseases – World Health Organization (free)

“Managing epidemics. This @WHO manual provides concise, up-to-date knowledge on 15 infectious diseases that have the potential to become international threats, and tips on how to respond to each of them”. (via @Onisillos and @claireekt see Tweet)

 


 

1 – Inhaled Combined Budesonide–Formoterol as Needed in Mild Asthma – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Quick Take Video Summary: Inhaled Combined Therapy as Needed in Mild Asthma (free)

Related Trial: As-Needed Budesonide–Formoterol versus Maintenance Budesonide in Mild Asthma – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: International Study Suggests Alternative Treatment for Mild Asthma – McMaster University, via NewsWise (free) AND On Demand as Effective as Maintenance Therapy for Mild Asthma – Medscape (free registration required)

 

2 – Dementia And Physical Activity (DAPA) trial of moderate to high intensity exercise training for people with dementia: randomised controlled trial – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Exercise Doesn’t Slow Cognitive Decline in Patients with Dementia – NEJM Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Rigorous exercise does not halt dementia decline, study concludes – The Guardian (free) AND Expert reaction to effects of exercise on dementia in old people – Science Media Centre (free) AND Exercise ‘doesn’t slow’ progression of dementia – NHS Choices (free)

 

3 – WHO concerned as one Ebola case confirmed in urban area of Democratic Republic of the Congo – World Health Organization (free)

Commentaries: As Ebola hits major DRC city, WHO convenes emergency panel – CIDRAP (free) AND WHO to weigh declaration of international emergency over Ebola outbreak – STAT (free) AND Congo and WHO race to prevent runaway Ebola outbreak – Reuters (free) AND Fears of Larger Contagion as Ebola Spreads to Major Congo City  The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 

4 – Association of disrupted circadian rhythmicity with mood disorders, subjective wellbeing, and cognitive function: a cross-sectional study of 91 105 participants from the UK Biobank – The Lancet Psychiatry (link to abstract – for full-text)

Commentaries: Disrupted sleep-wake cycle linked to mental health problems – new study – The Conversation (free) AND Study: Body clock disruption linked to mood disorders – UPI (free) AND Body clock disruptions linked to mood disorders – NHS Choices (free) AND Maintaining a daily rhythm is important for mental health, study suggests – CNN (free)

 

5 – Psychological therapies for treatment-resistant depression in adults – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Are psychological therapies effective in treating depression that did not get better with previous treatment? – Cochrane Library (free)

 

6 – Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Long-term Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Clinical, Neurophysiological, Functional, and Patient-Reported Outcomes – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Peripheral Neuropathy Common in Childhood Cancer Survivors – MPR (free) AND Chemo-Induced Neuropathy Common after Childhood Cancer – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

7 – Opinion: The ten pitfalls of lactate clearance in sepsis – Intensive Care Medicine (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 

8 – Executive summary of the Clinical Guidelines of Pharmacotherapy for Neuropathic Pain: second edition by the Japanese Society of Pain Clinicians – Journal of Anesthesia (free)

 

9 – Adverse effects of statin therapy: perception vs. the evidence – focus on glucose homeostasis, cognitive, renal and hepatic function, haemorrhagic stroke and cataract – European Heart Journal (free)

Commentary: EAS Consensus Document Examines Safety of Statins Beyond Muscle Symptoms – TCTMD (free)

 

10 – Summary: The Practice of Cardio-Oncology in Spain: Position Statement From Scientific Societies Involved in Cancer and Heart Disease – American College of Cardiology (free)

Original Guideline: Cardio-Onco-Hematology in Clinical Practice. Position Paper and Recommendations – Revista Espanola de Cardiologia (free)

Related Guidelines and Reviews: Prevention and Monitoring of Cardiac Dysfunction in Survivors of Adult Cancers: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline (free) AND 2016 ESC Position Paper on cancer treatments and cardiovascular toxicity developed under the auspices of the ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines (free) AND Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for Evaluation and Management of Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Therapy (free) AND Cardiotoxicity of anticancer treatments: Epidemiology, detection, and management – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (free)

 


 

#ESOC2018 – Highlights from the 4th European Stroke Organization Conference

 

1 – #ESOC2018 – Tranexamic acid for hyperacute primary IntraCerebral Haemorrhage (TICH-2): an international randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 superiority trial – The Lancet (free)

Editorial: Haemostatic treatment for intracerebral haemorrhage (free)

Commentaries: Study: Drug to treat bleeding may reduce stroke deaths – UPI (free) AND Drug to treat bleeding may benefit some stroke patients, study finds – University of Nottingham, via EurekAlert (free)

 

2 – #ESOC2018 – Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Acute Ischemic Stroke and High-Risk TIA – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Editorial: Antiplatelet Therapy after Ischemic Stroke or TIA (free)

Commentary: Dual Antiplatelet Therapy or Aspirin Alone After TIA or Minor Stroke? – NEJM Physician’s First Watch (free)

 

3 – #ESOC2018 – MRI-Guided Thrombolysis for Stroke with Unknown Time of Onset – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Editorial: MRI-Guided Intravenous Alteplase for Stroke — Still Stuck in Time (free)

Commentary: New treatment option for ‘wake-up’ stroke patients – University of Glasgow, via MedicalXpress (free)

 

4 – #ESOC2018 – Rivaroxaban for Stroke Prevention after Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: NAVIGATE ESUS: Rivaroxaban Fails to Prevent More Recurrent Cryptogenic Strokes Than Aspirin – TCTMD (free) AND Rivaroxaban Not Superior to Aspirin for Patients with Embolic Stroke of Unknown Source – NEJM Physician’s First Watch (free)

 

5 – #ESOC2018 – Five-Year Risk of Stroke after TIA or Minor Ischemic Stroke – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Elevated Stroke Risk Continues for 5 Years After TIA – NEJM Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Five Years after TIA or Minor Stroke, Second-Event Risk Persists – MedPage Today (free)

 

6 – Manual: Managing epidemics: Key facts about major deadly diseases – World Health Organization (free)

“Managing epidemics. This @WHO manual provides concise, up-to-date knowledge on 15 infectious diseases that have the potential to become international threats, and tips on how to respond to each of them”. (via @Onisillos and @claireekt see Tweet)

 

7 – Report: Saving lives, spending less: a strategic response to noncommunicable diseases – World Health Organization (free PDF)

News Release: Investing in noncommunicable disease control generates major financial and health gains – World Health Organization (free)

“For every US$1 invested in each policy area, the following returns have been documented:

US$12.82 from promoting healthy diets

US$9.13 from reducing the harmful use of alcohol

US$7.43 from lower tobacco use

US$3.29 from providing drug therapy for cardiovascular disease

US$2.80 from increasing physical activity

US$2.74 from managing cancer”

 

8 – ASCO 2018: Shortening Adjuvant Trastuzumab to 6 Months in Patients With HER2-Positive Early Breast Cancer Is Effective and Reduces Cardiac Toxicities – The ASCO Post (free)

Commentaries: Test of Herceptin Finds Briefer Treatment Can Work, With Fewer Side Effects – NPR (free) AND Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients – Associated Press (free) AND For Women With Early Breast Cancer, Herceptin Treatment Can Be Much Shorter – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

““For women with early-stage breast cancer who needed the drug Herceptin, 6 months of treatment were as good as 12, a major study found. Less risk of side effects, less cost, less time “being a patient.”” (via @NYTHealth see Tweet)

 

9 – Global Burden of Multiple Myeloma: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 – JAMA Oncology (free)

“Global incident cases of multiple myeloma more than doubled from 1990-2016 w/incident cases increasing by 126%. The largest increase was in middle-SDI countries, particularly E. Asia with a 262% increase in incidence cases”. (via @IHME_UW see Tweet)

 

10 – Ibuprofen versus pivmecillinam for uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women—A double-blind, randomized non-inferiority trial – PLOS Medicine (free)

Commentary: Ibuprofen alone not an option for simple UTIs, study finds – CIDRAP (free) AND Randomized trial finds ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for UTIs – PLOS, via ScienceDaily (free)

Related Research: Symptomatic treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections in the ambulatory setting: randomised, double blind trial- The BMJ (free)

 


Perspective by Dr. Eugene Braunwald: Aortic Stenosis: Then and Now – Circulation (free for a limited period)

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 14 May 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


NAP6 Report: Anaesthesia, Surgery and Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: Report and findings of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ 6th National Audit Project (free PDF)

News Release: RCoA undertakes largest ever study of anaphylaxis in anaesthesia and surgery (free)

Infographic: Anaesthesia, Surgery and Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions (free PDF)

“The study found teicoplanin is 17-fold more likely to cause anaphylaxis than penicillin and similar drugs. As 90 per cent of patients who report penicillin allergy are in fact not allergic, better identification of true allergy would reduce risk”. (from News Release)

 


Methylphenidate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents – assessment of adverse events in non-randomised studies – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Summary: Methylphenidate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents – assessment of harmful effects – Cochrane Library (free)

“Our findings suggest that methylphenidate may be associated with a number of serious adverse events as well as a large number of non-serious adverse events in children and adolescents, which often lead to withdrawal of methylphenidate”.

 


 

1 – News Release: First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes (free) (via @Onisillos)

Executive summary: List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics, First edition (2018) – World Health Organization (free PDF)

 

2 – Report: The Characteristics of Pandemic Pathogens: Improving Pandemic Preparedness by Identifying the Attributes of Microorganisms Most Likely to Cause a Global Catastrophic Biological Event – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (free PDF)

News release: Study by center for health security identifies characteristics of microorganisms most likely to cause a global pandemic (free)

Commentaries: Is this the face of Disease X? The deadly pathogens which could cause the next global pandemic – The Telegraph (free) AND The Next Deadly Pandemic Could Be Unlike Any Threats We Know, Say Experts – Science Alert (free) AND The Next Pandemic: Forget Zika Or Ebola, Airborne Viruses Like The Flu And The Common Cold Are The Real Threat – Inquisitr (free) AND Report: Next Pandemic Will Likely Be Respiratory-Based Virus – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Related: Are we prepared for the looming epidemic threat? (free commentaries and video)

 

3 – Position Paper: Pathways and mechanisms linking dietary components to cardiometabolic disease: thinking beyond calories – Obesity Reviews (free)

Commentary: Some calories more harmful than others – University of California, via EurekAlert (free)

 

4 – Review: Diagnostic workup, etiologies and management of acute right ventricle failure – Intensive Care Medicine (free for a limited period)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 

5 – Improving Prediction of Dementia in Primary Care – Annals of Family Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Screening Tool Improves Dementia Prediction – Medscape (free registration required) AND Visual Test Could Help Predict Dementia Risk in Elders – NEJM Physician’s First Watch (free)

 

6 – Use of Flutemetamol F 18–Labeled Positron Emission Tomography and Other Biomarkers to Assess Risk of Clinical Progression in Patients With Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment – JAMA Neurology (free)

Commentaries: Biomarkers, PET imaging may predict cognitive decline en route to Alzheimer’s – Health Imaging (free) AND Amyloid PET Scan Can Predict Progression to Alzheimer’s in Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment – MedicalResearch.com (free)

Related Studies: Elevated Brain Amyloid and Subsequent Cognitive Decline Among Cognitively Normal Persons (link to abstract and free commentaries) AND Identifying incipient dementia individuals using machine learning and amyloid imaging (free full-text and commentaries) AND High performance plasma amyloid-β biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease (link to abstract and free commentaries)

 

7 – Last Month in Oncology with Dr. Bishal Gyawali: April 2018 – eCancer News (free)

 

8 – Effect of Intravesical Instillation of Gemcitabine vs Saline Immediately Following Resection of Suspected Low-Grade Non–Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer on Tumor Recurrence: SWOG S0337 Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Intravesical Gemcitabine Therapy Cuts Bladder Cancer Recurrence – MPR (free) AND Simple post-surgery step reduces bladder cancer recurrence – SWOG, via EurekAlert (free)

 

9 – Drug-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents in saphenous vein grafts: a double-blind, randomised trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Outcomes similar with DES vs. BMS in saphenous vein graft lesions – Healio (free registration required)

 

10 – Association of Colonoscopy Adenoma Findings With Long-term Colorectal Cancer Incidence – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related Reviews: Optimizing post‐polypectomy surveillance: A practical guide for the endoscopist – Digestive Endoscopy (free) AND Optimal Colonoscopy Surveillance Interval after Polypectomy – Clinical Endoscopy (free)

Related Guidelines: Guidelines for Colonoscopy Surveillance After Screening and Polypectomy: A Consensus Update by the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer (free) AND Korean Guidelines for Postpolypectomy Colonoscopy Surveillance – Digestive Endoscopy (free) AND Colorectal cancer surveillance after index colonoscopy: Guidance from the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (free) AND Post-polypectomy colonoscopy surveillance: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline (free)

Advanced adenomas are associated with subsequent increased risk for colorectal cancer, but nonadvanced adenomas don’t seem to be associated with increased risk.

 


 

1 – News Release: WHO plan to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply – World Health Organization (free)

See also: REPLACE Action package: Trans Fat Free by 2023 – World Health Organization (free resources)

Commentaries: Editorial Board Opinion: The World Doesn’t Need Trans Fats – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND WHO calls for trans fats to be eliminated within five years – Reuters (free) AND Industrial trans fats must be removed from food supply, WHO says – The Guardian (free) AND The new global plan to eliminate the most harmful fat in food, explained – VOX (free)

 

2 – Experimental vaccine to be used against Ebola outbreak in the DRC – STAT (free)

Related: WHO to send vaccines to fight new Ebola outbreak – NBC News (free) AND The New Ebola Outbreak Could Take ‘Three, Maybe Four’ Months to Control – The Atlantic (free)

See also: WHO News: Ebola Outbreak Declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo (free news release and commentaries)

 

3 – Complete Revascularization During Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Reduces Death and Myocardial Infarction in Patients With Multivessel Disease: Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression of Randomized Trials – JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Complete Revascularization During PCI for Multivessel STEMI – American College of Cardiology (free)

Related: Meta-Analysis of Culprit-Only vs Multivessel PCI in Patients with STEMI and Multivessel Coronary Disease (link to abstract, commentaries and Cochrane Review on the subject)

 

4 – The Burnout Crisis in American Medicine – The Atlantic (free)

Related: Why Physician Burnout Is Endemic, and How Health Care Must Respond – NEJM Catalyst (free) AND Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout – Reuters (free) AND Panic, chronic anxiety and burnout: doctors at breaking point – The Guardian (free) AND To Care Is Human — Collectively Confronting the Clinician-Burnout Crisis – New England Journal of Medicine (free) AND Beyond Burnout — Redesigning Care to Restore Meaning and Sanity for Physicians – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 

5 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 14 May 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 

6 – Perspective: Deployment of Preventive Interventions — Time for a Paradigm Shift – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 

7 – Headline vs. study: Sometimes fishy, sometimes pulling a rabbit out of a hat – Health News Review (free)

 

8 – Guideline: Deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists – Canadian Family Physician (free) (via @Deprescribing)

Related: CaDeN Deprescribing Guidelines and Algorithms (free) AND 11 Drugs You Should Seriously Consider Deprescribing – Medscape Slideshow (free registration required) AND Current and future perspectives on the management of polypharmacy – BMC Family Practice (free)

 

9 – NAP6 Report: Anaesthesia, Surgery and Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: Report and findings of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ 6th National Audit Project (free PDF)

News Release: RCoA undertakes largest ever study of anaphylaxis in anaesthesia and surgery (free)

Infographic: Anaesthesia, Surgery and Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions (free PDF)

“The study found teicoplanin is 17-fold more likely to cause anaphylaxis than penicillin and similar drugs. As 90 per cent of patients who report penicillin allergy are in fact not allergic, better identification of true allergy would reduce risk”. (from News Release)

 

10 – Guideline: Screening for impaired vision in community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older in primary care settings – Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (free)

See also: Summary of recommendations for clinicians and policy-makers (free)

Commentaries: Screening for impaired vision in older adults: New Canadian guideline – Canadian Medical Association Journal, via EurekAlert (free) AND Canadian Guideline Recommends Against Vision Screening of Older Adults in Primary Care Settings – NEJM Physician’s First Watch (free)

 


 

1 – Restrictive versus Liberal Fluid Therapy for Major Abdominal Surgery – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Editorial: Finding the Right Balance (free)

Commentaries: Restrictive fluids tied to kidney injury after major abdominal surgery – MDedge (free) AND Restricting Fluids During Abdominal Surgery Shows No Benefit, Possible Renal Risk – Medscape (free registration required)

 

2 – Investigational Testing for Zika Virus among U.S. Blood Donors – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Quick Take Video Summary: Testing Blood Donations for Zika Virus (free)

Sounding Board: Revisiting Blood Safety Practices Given Emerging Data about Zika Virus (free)

Commentaries: Study: Zika blood donation screening costly, finds few cases – CIDRAP (free) AND Testing for Zika virus in blood donors finds few infections — at a cost of about $5.3 million each – STAT (free)

 

3 – Corticosteroids Reduce Risk of Death Within 28 Days for Patients With Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis, Compared With Pentoxifylline or Placebo—a Meta-analysis of Individual Data – Gastroenterology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Severe alcoholic hepatitis: corticosteroids alone are best for short-term survival – Univadis (free registration required)

 

4 – Advice for Patients: Are blood pressure measurement mistakes making you chronically ill? – American Heart Association News (free text and infographic)

Commentary: BP measurement: you’re probably doing it wrong – Univadis (free registration required)

 

5 – Oral Antibiotic Exposure and Kidney Stone Disease – Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Study suggests oral antibiotics may increase kidney stone risk – CIDRAP (free) AND Antibiotics May Raise the Risk for Kidney Stones – The New York Times (free) AND Oral Antibiotics May Raise Risk of Kidney Stones – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, via NewsWise (free)

 

6 – Viewpoint: Management Reasoning: Beyond the Diagnosis – JAMA (free for a limited Period)

 

7 – Association of Efficacy of Resistance Exercise Training With Depressive Symptoms: Meta-analysis and Meta-regression Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials – JAMA Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Resistance Exercise Might Improve Depression Symptoms – NEJM Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Resistance exercise may reduce depressive symptoms in adults – MedicalXpress (free) AND Resistance Exercise Training May Alleviate Some Depressive Symptoms – MedicalResearch.com (free)

 

8 – Global statistics on alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use: 2017 status report – Addiction (free PDF)

Commentaries: Alcohol and tobacco are by far the biggest threat to human welfare of all addictive drugs – Society for the Study of Addiction, via ScienceDaily (free) AND Which drugs pose the biggest threat to public health? – Medical News Today (free)

 

9 – Methylphenidate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents – assessment of adverse events in non-randomised studies – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Summary: Methylphenidate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents – assessment of harmful effects – Cochrane Library (free)

“Our findings suggest that methylphenidate may be associated with a number of serious adverse events as well as a large number of non-serious adverse events in children and adolescents, which often lead to withdrawal of methylphenidate”.

 

10 – Cost-effectiveness of Electroconvulsive Therapy vs Pharmacotherapy/Psychotherapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression in the United States – JAMA Psychiatry (free for a limited period)

Author interview: Cost-effectiveness of Electroconvulsive Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression in the United States (free)

Commentaries: Study about ‘shock therapy’ for depression suggests more patients should try it sooner – Michigan Medicine – University of Michigan, via EurekAlert (free) AND Third-Line Electroconvulsive Therapy May Be Best for Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression – Psychiatric News Alert (free) AND ECT Found Cost Effective Early in Depression Treatment – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


Nursing Collection – NIHR Signals (free)

“Ahead of #InternationalNursesDay, we asked three nurses what research matters to them and why the findings need to be shared” (via @NIHR_DC see Tweet)

 

 


Clinical Pearl: Essential Tremor – NEJM Resident 360 (free)

 


Financial Conflicts of Interest Among Authors of Urology Clinical Practice Guidelines – European Urology (free)

“59% Urology Guideline writers received payments from companies AND 37% provided inaccurate COIs forms” (via @daviesbj see Tweet)

 


An introduction to systematic searching in PubMed – University of Nottingham (free)

“This course shows you how you can construct a comprehensive, systematic search strategy in PubMed to answer a clinical question” (via @CochraneUK see Tweet)

 


 

1 – AHA/ACOG Presidential Advisory: Promoting Risk Identification and Reduction of Cardiovascular Disease in Women Through Collaboration with Obstetricians and Gynecologists – Circulation (free PDF)

News Releases: OB-GYNs, cardiologists join to fight the No. 1 killer of women (free) AND Annual well woman visit to the OB/GYN can keep your heart healthy: AHA/ACOG Presidential Advisory (free)

Top Ten Things to Know: Promoting Risk Identification and Reduction of Cardiovascular Disease in Women Through Collaboration with Obstetricians and Gynecologists (free PDF)

 

2 – Vertebroplasty versus sham procedure for painful acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VERTOS IV): randomised sham controlled clinical trial – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: No more vertebroplasty for acute vertebral compression fractures? (free)

Related Systematic Review: Percutaneous vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture – Cochrane Library (link to abstract and summary)

 

3 – CABANA: No Outcomes Benefit In First Big Trial Of AF Ablation – Cardiobrief (free)

Related Commentaries: Catheter ABlation vs ANtiarrhythmic Drug Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation – CABANA – American College of Cardiology (free) AND CABANA Misses Primary Endpoint, but Electrophysiologists See Support for Ablation – TCTMD (free)

 

4 – Guideline: Erectile Dysfunction – American Urology Association (2018) (free)

 

5 – EULAR recommendations for the health professional’s approach to pain management in inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (free)

Commentary: EULAR Releases Recommendations for Pain Management in OA, Inflammatory Arthritis – Rheumatology Advisor (free)

 

6 – Perspective: The Catch-22 of Mass-Prescribing Antibiotics – Wired (free)

Related Commentary: African study on pre-emptive antibiotics in kids spurs resistance debate – CIDRAP (free)

Related Study: Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 

7 – Mode of delivery after a previous cesarean birth, and associated maternal and neonatal morbidity – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

Commentary: Higher risks associated with vaginal birth after cesarean, although absolute risk small – CMAJ, via ScienceDaily (free)

 

8 – New Online Course: An introduction to systematic searching in PubMed – University of Nottingham (free)

“This course shows you how you can construct a comprehensive, systematic search strategy in PubMed to answer a clinical question” (via @CochraneUK see Tweet)

 

9 – Systematic Review: Induction of labour for improving birth outcomes for women at or beyond term – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Induction of labour in women with normal pregnancies at or beyond term – Cochrane Library (free)

 

10 – Risk of stroke and transient ischaemic attack in patients with a diagnosis of resolved atrial fibrillation: retrospective cohort studies – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Tom Marshall: The importance of asking the right research question – BMJ Opinion (free) AND Patients who have had an irregular heart beat can’t ever be considered ‘cured’ – University of Birmingham (free)

 


High-Dose Versus Low-Dose Pitavastatin in Japanese Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease (REAL-CAD): A Randomized Superiority Trial – Circulation (free)

With a median follow-up of 3.9 years, high-dose as compared with low-dose pitavastatin significantly reduced the risk of the primary end point (4.3% vs 5.4%; NNT = 90), a composite of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal ischemic stroke, or unstable angina requiring emergency hospitalization.

 


Call for public comments on the draft WHO Guidelines: Saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty intake for adults and children – World Health Organization (free)

Commentaries: Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease: WHO – Reuters (free) AND Eat Less Saturated and Trans Fats, World Health Organization Says – Consumer Reports (free) AND ‘Bad’ fats targeted in new global health guidelines – UN News (free)

“Adults and children should consume a maximum of 10 percent of their daily calories in the form of saturated fat such as meat and butter and one percent from trans fats to reduce the risk of heart disease, the World Health Organization said on Friday” (from Reuters)

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 8 May 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 5 May 2018 – World Health Organization Campaign (free guidelines, implementation tools, infographics, videos and more)

“It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care”

 


 

1 – Accelerate progress—sexual and reproductive health and rights for all: report of the Guttmacher–Lancet Commission – The Lancet (free)

News Release: Guttmacher-Lancet Commission Proposes a Bold, New Agenda for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – Guttmacher Institute (free)

Executive Summary: Accelerate Progress: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All – Guttmacher Institute (free)

Invited commentaries: Sexual and reproductive health and rights for all: an urgent need to change the narrative (free) AND Addressing the unfinished agenda on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the SDG era (free) AND Defining sexual and reproductive health and rights for all (free)

Commentaries: Why it could cost less than R120 per year to save a life – Bhekisisa (free) AND Gender-based violence must be at the heart of global health agenda: expert comment – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (free)

 

2 – Prophylactic vaccination against human papillomaviruses to prevent cervical cancer and its precursors – Cochrane Library (link to abstract and summary – $ for full-text)

News Release: Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? Are there harms associated with being vaccinated? – Cochrane Library (free)

Scientific Expert Reaction: Cochrane Review on HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention in girls and women – Cochrane Library (free)

Commentaries: HPV vaccine ‘safe and effective’, says review – NHS Choices (free) AND Experts welcome new evidence on HPV jab efficacy and safety – OnMedica (free)

  

3 – High-Dose Versus Low-Dose Pitavastatin in Japanese Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease (REAL-CAD): A Randomized Superiority Trial – Circulation (free)

With a median follow-up of 3.9 years, high-dose as compared with low-dose pitavastatin significantly reduced the risk of the primary end point (4.3% vs 5.4%; NNT = 90), a composite of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal ischemic stroke, or unstable angina requiring emergency hospitalization.

 

4 – Implications for paediatric shock management in resource-limited settings: a perspective from the FEAST trial – Critical Care (free)

Original article: Mortality after Fluid Bolus in African Children with Severe Infection – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 

5 – Call for public comments on the draft WHO Guidelines: Saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty intake for adults and children – World Health Organization (free)

Commentaries: Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease: WHO – Reuters (free) AND Eat Less Saturated and Trans Fats, World Health Organization Says – Consumer Reports (free) AND ‘Bad’ fats targeted in new global health guidelines – UN News (free)

“Adults and children should consume a maximum of 10 percent of their daily calories in the form of saturated fat such as meat and butter and one percent from trans fats to reduce the risk of heart disease, the World Health Organization said on Friday” (from Reuters)

 

6 – Effect of post-discharge virtual wards on improving outcomes in heart failure and non-heart failure populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS One (free)

Commentary: Hospital-to-home transitional care reduces deaths, readmissions for heart failure – Cardiovascular Business (free)

 

7 – Correction to: 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association – Stroke (free PDF)

Commentaries: AHA Rescinds Large Sections of New Stroke Guidelines – Medscape (free registration required) AND AHA/ASA retracts large portion of new stroke guidelines – Cardiovascular Business (free)

 

8 – Editorial: All science should inform policy and regulation – PLOS Medicine (free) (via @RasoiniR)

 

9 – Association of Preprocedural Fasting With Outcomes of Emergency Department Sedation in Children – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Preprocedural Fasting Not Necessary for Children in ED – Medscape (free registration required) AND Pre-Sedation Guidelines for Kids May Be Too Strict – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Related: NPO for sedation? Don’t swallow the myth – First10Em (free)

 

10 – Association Between Psychological Interventions and Chronic Pain Outcomes in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: Association Between Psychological Interventions and Chronic Pain Outcomes in Older Adults (free)

Commentaries: Psychological interventions can help treat chronic pain in seniors – UPI (free) AND Not All In Your Head: Psychological Therapies Not a Panacea for Pain – MedicalResearch.com (free)

 


A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“It’s the biggest health crisis you’ve never heard of. Doctors, philanthropists and companies are trying to solve it”.

 


Propranolol Versus Metoprolol for Treatment of Electrical Storm in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“The combination of IV amiodarone and oral propranolol is safe, effective, and superior to the combination of IV amiodarone and oral metoprolol in the management of ES in ICD patients”.

 


 

1 – Hypertension Canada’s 2018 Guidelines for Diagnosis, Risk Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Hypertension in Adults and Children – Canadian Journal of Cardiology (free)

 

2 – Hypertension Canada’s 2018 Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy – Canadian Journal of Cardiology (free)

 

3 – Screening for Prostate Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA (free)

Editorials: Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening for Prostate Cancer: Revisiting the Evidence (free) AND USPTF Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations—A Step in the Right Direction (free) AND Implications of the New USPSTF Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendation—Attaining Equipoise (free) AND Prostate Cancer Screening—A New Recommendation for Meaningful Physician-Patient Conversations (free)

Author Interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Prostate Cancer (free)

Video Summary: PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer: The 2018 USPSTF Recommendation Statement (free)

Infographic with key Facts: Is Prostate Cancer Screening Right for You? Understanding the Potential Benefits vs. Harms for Men 55-69 (free)

Commentary: Prostate cancer screening: the decision is up to you – Reuters (free)

 

4 – Effect of Coaching to Increase Water Intake on Kidney Function Decline in Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease: The CKD WIT Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Drinking more water does not slow decline of kidney function for kidney disease patients – Lawson Health Research Institute, via EurekAlert (free) AND Study: Drinking more water doesn’t slow kidney disease – UPI (free)

 

5 – Association of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury With and Without Loss of Consciousness With Dementia in US Military Veterans – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Risk of Dementia Outcomes Associated With Traumatic Brain Injury During Military Service (free)

Commentaries: Dementia Risk Doubles Following Concussion, UCSF Study Shows – University of California San Francisco (free) AND Vets with Head Injury More Likely To Develop Dementia – MedicalResearch.com (free)

See two recent cohort studies with similar results: Long-term risk of dementia among people with traumatic brain injury (link to abstract and free commentaries) AND Traumatic Brain Injury and the Risk of Dementia Diagnosis (free article and commentaries)

 

6 – New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of the Congo – World Health Organization (free)

Commentaries: New Ebola outbreak confirmed in DR Congo: UN health agency scales up response – UN News (free) AND Seventeen deaths reported in Congo as Ebola outbreak confirmed – Reuters (free) AND DRC confirms 2 Ebola infections, probes suspected cases – CIDRAP (free)

 

7 – Guideline: Investigation and management of a raised serum ferritin – British Journal of Haematology (free)

 

8 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 8 May 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 

9 – Alzheimer’s? Your Paperwork May Not Be in Order – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related: New Document for Patients: Advanced Health Directive for Dementia (free document and commentaries)

 

10 – Platelet Count Affects Efficacy of Folic Acid in Preventing First Stroke – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Folic acid ‘may help reduce stroke risk in people with high blood pressure’ – NHS Choices (free) AND Folic Acid Supplements May Reduce Stroke Risk in Hypertensive Patients – American College of Cardiology (free) AND Folic Acid Cut Strokes in Hypertensive Patients on Enalapril – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Folic acid supplementation may help prevent first stroke in high-risk patients with hypertension – ACP Internist (free)

 


 

1 – Management of Type 1 Diabetes With a Very Low–Carbohydrate Diet – Pediatrics (free)

Commentaries: How Low Can You Go? Does Lower Carb Translate to Lower Glucose? – Pediatrics (free) AND Very-low-carb diet shows promise in type 1 diabetes – Boston Children’s Hospital, via ScienceDaily (free) AND How a Low-Carb Diet Might Aid People With Type 1 Diabetes – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Is Exceptional Control of Type 1 Diabetes Possible with a Low-Carbohydrate Diet? – Dr. David Ludwig Blog (free)

*Randomized controlled trials are warranted.

 

2 – Clinical Oncology Society of Australia position statement on exercise in cancer care – The Medical Journal of Australia (free)

Commentaries: Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine – The Conversation (free) AND Cancer: ‘If exercise was a pill it would be prescribed to every patient’ – The Guardian (free)

 

3 – Guideline: Management of stable angina – Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (free)

 

4 – Guideline: Pharmacological management of migraine – Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (free)

 

5 – The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle: 2018 update – Intensive Care Medicine (free)

Opinion Against this Guideline: Petition to retire the surviving sepsis campaign guidelines – PulmCrit (free) (via @emdocsdotnet)

 

6 – Review: Alternatives to the Swan–Ganz catheter – Intensive Care Medicine (free for a limited period) (via @f_g_zampieri)

 

7 – Perspective: Questionable Admissions – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 

8 – Clinical Handbook: Care of girls and women living with female genital mutilation – World Health Organization (free)

 

9 – Summary: AHA Scientific Statement on Right Heart Failure – American College of Cardiology (free)

Original Guideline: Evaluation and Management of Right-Sided Heart Failure: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association (free PDF)

 

10 – Type 2 diabetes mellitus and heart failure: a position statement from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology – European Journal of Heat Failure (free)

 


 

1 – SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands, 5 May 2018 – World Health Organization Campaign (free guidelines, implementation tools, infographics, videos and more)

“It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care”

 

2 – Consensus statement for cancer patients requiring intensive care support – Annals of Hematology (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 

3 – Comprehensive in‐hospital monitoring in acute heart failure: applications for clinical practice and future directions for research. A statement from the Acute Heart Failure Committee of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) – European Journal of Heart Failure (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 

4 – A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: Eyeglasses – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“It’s the biggest health crisis you’ve never heard of. Doctors, philanthropists and companies are trying to solve it”.

 

5 – Opinion: Can we say who has died because of the breast-screening appointment error? – by David Spiegelhalter (free) (via @RichardLehman1 and @d_spiegel, see Tweet with infographic)

Related opinions: Breast cancer screening scandal must prompt review of mammograms – The Guardian (free) AND Breast cancer screening programme ‘does more harm than good’ – BBC (free) AND Did Breast Cancer Screening Error Cause Major Health Harm? – Medscape (free registration required)

 

6 – Decisions, Decisions: HMS physicians review the many factors in choosing breast cancer screenings – Harvard Medical School (free commentary and video) (via @tlisboa79 and @brhospitalist)

Original article: Breast Cancer Screening in 2018: Time for Shared Decision Making – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

7 – Don’t confuse “no evidence of a difference” with “evidence of no difference” – Students 4 Best Evidence (free)

 

8 – University of Twitter? Scientists give impromptu lecture critiquing nutrition research – CBC (free)

Related: Twitter-Based Medicine: How Social Media is Changing the Public’s View of Medicine – The Health Care Blog (free) AND What’s your doctor reading? How social media is disrupting medical education – National Post (free)

 

9 – Pre-pregnancy fast food and fruit intake is associated with time to pregnancy – Human Reproduction (free)

Commentary: Women who eat fast food may take longer to get pregnant – NHS Choices (free) AND Women Who Eat Fast Food Take Longer to Become Pregnant – University of Adelaide, via NewsWise (free) AND Want to increase fertility? Try dropping fast food – CNN (free)

 

10 – Sauna bathing reduces the risk of stroke in Finnish men and women: A prospective cohort study – Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Daily saunas may reduce stroke risk – NHS Choices (free) AND Can Saunas Lower Stroke Risk? – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Could saunas reduce stroke risk? – Medical News Today (free)

 


Plastic Surgery’s Contributions to Surgical Ethics – AMA Journal of Ethics (free)

“Important for plastic surgeons in particular to remember: just because you *can* perform an operation, which might or might not be medically indicated, does not mean you *should* perform the operation” (via @JournalofEthics see Tweet)

 


 

1 – Manual: Core Components for Infection Prevention and Control: Implementation tools and resources – World Health Organization (free) (via @julesstorr and @Onisillos)

 

2 – Outpatient Infection Prevention: A Practical Primer – Open Forum Infectious Diseases (free) (via @IDSAInfo see Tweet)

Commentary: Pioneering Paper Shows Infection Control and Prevention in Clinics Is in Everyone’s Hands – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, via NewsWise (free)

 

3 – Emollient bath additives for the treatment of childhood eczema (BATHE): multicentre pragmatic parallel group randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost effectiveness – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: New evidence challenges use of bath emollients for children with eczema (free)

Commentaries: Trial finds no benefit of bath emollients beyond standard eczema care for children – The BMJ, via ScienceDaily (free) AND Bath oils for childhood eczema provide ‘no clinical benefit’ – NHS Choices (free)

 

4 – Education plus exercise versus corticosteroid injection use versus a wait and see approach on global outcome and pain from gluteal tendinopathy: prospective, single blinded, randomised clinical trial – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: The ongoing reduction in pain became the inspiration to never go back to “ground zero” – The BMJ Opinion (free)

 

5 – Plastic Surgery’s Contributions to Surgical Ethics – AMA Journal of Ethics (free)

“Important for plastic surgeons in particular to remember: just because you *can* perform an operation, which might or might not be medically indicated, does not mean you *should* perform the operation” (via @JournalofEthics see Tweet)

 

6 – Once-Daily Single-Inhaler Triple versus Dual Therapy in Patients with COPD – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Quick Take Video Summary: Single-Inhaler Triple Therapy in Patients with COPD (free)

 

7 – Lecture: How Less Health Care Can (Sometimes) Be Better For You (free)

See also: CLUE Working Group Lecture Series (tweet with lecture links by @KariTikkinen)

“Editor-in-Chief of @JAMAInternalMed, professor Rita Redberg gave the 3rd CLUE Working Group lecture entitled “How Less Health Care Can (Sometimes) Be Better For You” at the Think Corner of the U of Helsinki” (via @KariTikkinen see Tweet)

 

8 – 2017 European guideline for the screening, prevention and initial management of hepatitis B and C infections in sexual health settings – International Journal of STD & AIDS (free PDF)

 

9 – Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) versus low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) for treatment of cancer associated thrombosis (CAT): A systematic review and meta-analysis – Thrombosis Research (free)

Source: EvidenceAlerts

 

10 – Comparison of Early Intervention Services vs Treatment as Usual for Early-Phase Psychosis: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Meta-regression – JAMA Psychiatry (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: With Early Intervention, Patients With Schizophrenia Experience Greater Improvements in Health, Function – Psychiatric News Alert (free) AND Early Intervention Best for Early-Phase Psychosis – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


Clinical Practice Guideline: Chronic Asthma – Toward Optimized Practice (free PDF)

See also: Summary (free PDF)

Related: see all TOP Clinical Practice Guidelines, a practical resource for Family Physicians at the point of care.

 


Report: Using dietary intake modelling to achieve population salt reduction – A guide to developing a country-specific salt reduction model (2018) – WHO Europe (free PDF)

“The Salt Reduction Model is a 5-step plan to help countries achieve a 30% reduction in population salt intake. Reducing salt consumption will help prevent and control noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease and stroke” (via @WHO_Europe see Tweet)

 


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